COVID-19

May 13, 2020

I hope you and your families are doing well and staying safe and healthy.  We are busy preparing to reopen our doors on May 19th to all dental care and procedures per Governor Inslee’s phase 1 plan.   We want to share with you some information that will be helpful before your next dental visit.

 1.  When you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you call from your car to let us know you are here.  At that time, if we are ready to seat you, we will invite you in.  If we aren’t quite ready for you, we will ask that you wait in your car until you get a return phone call that your room is ready.  Our waiting room is very small and doesn’t allow for social distancing, so your car is our new waiting room for the given time.

2.  We ask that you wear your mask or face-covering into our office once called in.  If you don’t have one, please ask the front desk and they will be happy to provide you with one. 

3.  We will be asking you questions about any possible exposure to COVID-19 at multiple times during your visit.  We will also take your temperature.  These are new, routine screening procedures we have implemented to make sure we are providing the safest possible environment for you and our staff.  We are not allowig anyone with a fever or cough into our office at this time.  If you are feeling unwell at all, please let us know and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment!  

4.  If you have someone drive you to your appointment, or if you drive your child, we ask that the driver waits in the car while the patient is in the office.  The exception would be if the patient requires a translator, or is a minor who requires supervision.

5.  For the time being, Nitrous Oxide will not be available for dental cleaning procedures.  It will still be available on a limited basis for restorative dental procedures.

6.  You will notice a lot of upgrades to our PPE (personal protective equipment) when you see us.  This is for the benefit of your health, the safety of your family, and our team’s safety, too. 

Finally, I want everyone to know that we remain completely committed to our infection control procedures.  Per WISHA’s infection control guidelines, we are regularly disinfecting door handles, countertops, the restroom, and every other frequently touched area.  Our treatment rooms are carefully and completely sanitized between each patient visit.  Our infection control procedures are immaculate.  If you have any questions about WISHA infection control guidelines, I recommend you contact Terre Harris at Harris Biomedical (www.harrisbiomedical.net).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kirkland Office Location
12911 120th Ave NE
#F-200
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 821-9111